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Info on shabu lab in Bilibid ‘inconclusive’ – DOJ chief

/ 06:08 PM June 09, 2016
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New Bilibid Prison. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While the government has information about an existing shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) laboratory inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), acting Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas said such an information remains inconclusive.

“The intel that we get or at least the information we get coming out of BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) has touched on that [referring to the shabu laboratory],” Caparas said at a press conference Thursday.

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He said continuing operations were launched by government authorities but the search has yielded nothing.

“There are continuing operations on that but essentially the information coming back to us is very inconclusive,” Caparas said.

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He explained that their information is only about the existence of the shabu laboratory but not the actual location.

“It could be here, it could be there. NBP is a very big area,” Caparas explained.

The NBP is one of the seven prison facilities maintained by the Bureau of Corrections. Its land area is over 500 hectares./rga

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